James M. Scott, 89, a resident of Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, died Friday, July 29, 2016.
He was the husband of the late June H. Scott who died in 2007. Born in Gap, he was the son of the late James M., Sr., and Margaret R. Kennan Scott.
James was a machinist and retired from RCA after 36 years of employment. Upon retirement he worked as a bailiff at the Lancaster County Courthouse. He was a member of the Hamilton Park United Church of Christ and was a past president of the consistory. He was a past president of the Hamilton Park Playground Association. James was a member of Lodge #43 F.&A.M. and had served as Master of the lodge in 1971. His other memberships included the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection ASSR, Harrisburg Consistory ASSR, Lancaster Forest #27 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and a member of the Lancaster Lodge #134, B.P.O.E.
James served in the U.S Army during World War II and was a life member of both the V.F.W. Post 7418 in Gap, and the American Legion Post #34 in Lancaster. He enjoyed bowling and golfing.
Surviving is a son, James E. husband of Traci Oren Scott of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Ashli Scott of Lancaster, and Nichole wife of Dale Kohr of Myerstown; four great grandchildren, Jordan, Makenzi, Dale, Jr., and Dalton; and two sisters, Jean “Pat” Whiteside of Downingtown, and Florence Evans of Nampa, Idaho. He was preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Fisher, Alice Hillard, Anna Burkhart and Marlene Shivery and by brothers, John Scott and Leon Scott.
A Masonic Service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at 11:00 A.M. at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with a Memorial Service following with Chaplain Timothy Nickel officiating. Friends may call at the home on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Masonic Village Hospice, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.